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Cancer Program Recognized Among Nation’s Top 10 Percent

July 29, 2020

U.S. News & World Report released its 2020-21 Best Hospitals rankings on July 28. The cancer program at The University of Kansas Hospital is recognized among the top 10% of all hospitals in the nation.

U.S. News evaluates hospitals on a series of a data-driven analysis of performance measures, including patient outcomes, nursing quality and the range of programs offered in any one specialty. These rankings were created to help patients with the most complex conditions find the most advanced care.

U.S. News evaluated 4,554 hospitals for its rankings this year. The University of Kansas Hospital is one of only 89 hospitals recognized as “high performing” for cancer care. You can read about the hospital’s other nationally ranked specialties here.

In addition, for the 11th consecutive year, The University of Kansas Hospital is the Best Hospital in Kansas City according to U.S. News & World Report. It is also the Best Hospital in Kansas for the ninth time. It is the only hospital to ever receive these honors.

“Our recognition as the best hospital in our city and state by U.S. News & World Report sends a strong message to patients, families and consumers about our commitment to quality. This year the message about our consistent performance is even more powerful,” says Tammy Peterman, MS, RN, FAAN, president, Kansas City Division, and health system executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer. “During this time of the novel coronavirus pandemic, knowing you can trust your healthcare team to always provide the highest quality, safest care is more important than ever. Patients and families can be confident they will receive the very best care at The University of Kansas Hospital.”

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